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Arkansas

  • Upcoming Change for Title V ACC and SAM Reports Electronic Submissions to ADEQ  - 

    ADEQ recently announced that starting January 1, 2020, the Title V Annual Compliance Certification (ACC) reports and the Semi-Annual Monitoring (SAM) reports will no longer be accepted by emailing Air Submission at airsubmission@adeq.state.ar.us. To »

  • Trinity Opens Fayetteville Branch Office  - 

    Trinity is pleased to announce that it has opened a branch office in Fayetteville to better serve clients in Northwest Arkansas. The main Arkansas Trinity office remains in Little Rock. For assistance please contact Amy Moore in Trinity's »

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British Columbia

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California

  • Amendments to SJVAPCD District Rules and Public Scoping Meetings  - 

    The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD or District) held public scoping meetings on December 5, 2019 to present, discuss, and receive feedback on potential amendments to District Rule 4306 (Boilers, Steam Generators, and »

  • MBARD Rule 441  - 

    The Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) is proposing to adopt Rule 441 Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters. Rule 441 will apply to AB617 facilities that operate boilers, steam generators, and process heaters rated more than 2 »

  • Annual CTR Reporting Begins with 2019 Report Due in 2020  - 

    The “Regulation for the Reporting of Criteria Air Pollutants and Toxic Air Contaminants,” or CTR, was approved by the Office of Administrative Law and is effective January 1, 2020. The first reports are due May 1, 2020 for the 2019 data year, with »

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Colorado

  • Oil and Gas Industry Emissions Calculation & Regulatory Analysis Workbook  - 

    On November 13, 2019, Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) published the Oil and Gas Industry Emissions Calculation & Regulatory Analysis Workbook and associated guidance document. The Emissions Calculation & Regulatory Analysis Workbook is »

  • GP09 and GP10: General Permits for Well Production Facilities  - 

    The much-awaited general permits GP09 and GP10 along with the well production facility registration form APCD-114 were released on October 16 and 18 respectively by the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD). The general permits GP09 and GP10, in »

  • New Revisions to the Proposed Regulation 7 Changes  - 

    On November 5, 2019, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued revisions to the proposed draft Regulation 7, Control of Ozone via Ozone Precursors and Control of Hydrocarbons via Oil and Gas Emissions (Emissions of »

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Connecticut

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Illinois

  • Updates to Illinois Air Pollution Site Fee  - 

    The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) made effective modifications to Title 35, Part 251 and Part 270 of the Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) that allows for electronic payments of air pollution fees.The amendment to 35 IAC »

  • Latest on Chicago Area Ozone Nonattainment Redesignation from Moderate to Serious  - 

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon redesignate eleven ozone nonattainment areas from moderate to serious. Notice of the action was published in the August 23, 2019 edition of the Federal Register. The Chicago-Naperville »

  • Update on PM2.5 NAAQS in Illinois - May 2019  - 

    The USEPA has issued final approval of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (Illinois EPA's) request submitted on December 6, 2018 to re-designate the Illinois portion of the St. Louis, MO-IL nonattainment area (St. Louis area) to »

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Iowa

  • IDNR EASY Air is Live  - 

    IDNR's new online permitting software, EASY Air is now live. IDNR's electronic services website has resources for guidance and background information. IDNR recently held a detailed training webinar on how to use EASY Air and that recording should be »

  • IDNR Draft 2018 Impaired Waters List  - 

    The IDNR is seeking public comment on a newly released list of impaired waters in Iowa. Public comments will be accepted from November 14 through December 28, 2019. The primary recommendation is to remove 27 impairments from the 2018 list once EPA »

  • Air Quality Client Contact and EASY-Air Update (CC) Meetings - November 21, 2019  - 

    IDNR held their semiannual Air Quality Client Contact meeting on November 21, 2019. IDNR also held a meeting to discuss the status of the Iowa EASY-Air system which is set to launch on December 4, 2019. The presentation can be found on the Iowa »

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Kansas

  • Training Reminder  - 

    As we near the end of the year, make sure your facility is up to date on environmental training! If your facility is subject to any of the following programs, you are required to regularly train all applicable employees at the frequencies noted:SPCC »

  • KDHE Update - KEIMS  - 

    As of January 1, 2020, air permitting forms will no longer be available on the KDHE Bureau of Air website, and all applications and reports must be submitted via the Kansas Environmental Information Management System (KEIMS). Please visit the KEIMS »

  • Increased Fees Proposed for Kansas Air Sources  - 

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is proposing to increase air fees for facilities in Kansas. This topic was recently discussed at the KDHE's Clean Air Act Advisory Group meeting held in Manhattan, Kansas on August 13th. The »

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

  • LDEQ Proposes Amendments to MACT Determinations for Non-HON Sources  - 

    On September 20, 2019, LDEQ proposed amendments LAC 33:III.5130 and 5132 ( AQ373). The rule will codify leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs for Louisiana Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Determinations for Non-Hazardous Organic »

  • LDEQ Issues Multiple Potpourris for Various Air Regulations  - 

    On September 20, 2019, LDEQ issued three potpourris for various air regulations. The first, 1909Pot2, regards substantive changes to Proposed Rule AQ383 Regulatory Permit for Boilers and Process Heaters (LAC 33:III.323). The second, 1901Pot3, »

  • LDEQ Finalizes Water Quality Updates Affecting LPDES Permits  - 

    On September 20, 2019, LDEQ finalized amendments to the Water Quality regulations through two separate actions. The finalized rules, WQ101 and WQ103, have no changes from the June 20, 2019 proposed rules. Facilities that hold LPDES permits to »

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

  • MassDEP Proposes Amendments to 310 CMR 7.00 Air Pollution Control  - 

    The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has proposed amendments to 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) Chapter 7.00 Air Pollution Control that include the following:Exempt Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework »

  • MassDEP 2018 Source Registration Due on February 7, 2020 for Triennial Filers  - 

    The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has released web forms for 2018 Source Registration (SR) emissions reporting for all triennial (every three 3-year) facilities that are due to file 2018 data. These facilities are »

  • EPA Approves Massachusetts SIP Revision  - 

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions on November 13, 2019. The rule is effective December 13, 2019. The revisions addressed »

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Minnesota

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Missouri

  • Comment Period Open for Proposed Revisions to Air Regulations  - 

    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is currently accepting comments on proposed revisions to 10 CSR 10-6.030, Sampling Methods for Air Pollution Sources. The proposed revisions update the incorporation by reference of USEPA test »

  • Comments Open on Missouri 2019 Monitoring Network Plan  - 

    Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has released the draft 2019 Monitoring Network Plan. This plan describes the ambient air monitoring stations used to determine compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Missouri's »

  • EPA Regional Offices Restructure  - 

    Effective April 15, all USEPA Regional Offices have restructured to match the structure of EPA Headquarters. Previously, each regional office had its own structure. The restructuring is intended to streamline decision-making and make it easier for »

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Montana

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Nebraska

  • Training Reminder  - 

    As we near the end of the year, make sure your facility is up to date on environmental training! If your facility is subject to any of the following programs, you are required to regularly train all applicable employees at the frequencies noted:SPCC »

  • NDEE Update - SLEIS  - 

    Beginning in 2020, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE, formerly NDEQ) will require all air emissions inventories to be submitted electronically through the online State and Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS). If you are »

  • A&WMA Midwest Section Environmental Technical Conference, September 30 - October 1  - 

    Mark your calendar to attend the 27th Annual Air & Waste Management Association's (A&WMA's) environmental technical conference which will take place September 30 - October 1 at the Lenexa Conference Center in Lenexa, Kansas. This conference will »

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

  • RGGI Re-established in New Jersey  - 

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) finalized its carbon dioxide (CO2) budget trading program, effective June 17, 2019 under N.J.A.C. 7:27C. The rule re-enters New Jersey in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and »

  • Change to the Annual Emission Statement Deadline in New Jersey  - 

    On August 2, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) clarified that the electronic Annual Emission Statement (AES) for subject facilities will henceforth be due May 15 rather than June 15 each year.Facilities subject to »

  • New York to Lower Ozone Season NOx RACT Limits for SCCTs  - 

    Do you own a pre-1986 simple cycle or regenerative combustion turbine? If so, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is proposing to lower ozone season NOx emission limits for all simple cycle and regenerative »

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Ontario

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Oregon

  • CAO Hazard Index Proposed Rule Available for Public Comment  - 

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed the Cleaner Air Oregon Hazard Index rule available for public comment until November 22, 2019. This proposed rule (redline version) assigns more protective health standards to toxic »

  • DEQ Launches Website for Cleaner Air Oregon Submissions  - 

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has launched their website for Cleaner Air Oregon (CAO) program submissions. The website provides a link to specific Group 1 and 2 facilities that are currently in the CAO call-in process. The »

  • Oregon DEQ Proposed General Permits  - 

    The Oregon DEQ has proposed amendments to four general permits. The general permit program allows the DEQ to issue generic permits for specific industrial categories or equipment. Sources that operate the types of equipment covered by one of the »

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Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

  • Proposed Revisions to the Rhode Island’s RACT SIP  - 

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) published proposed revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) with respect to reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and »

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South Carolina

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Texas

  • Reclassification on DFW and HGB to Serious Ozone Nonattainment: Permitting and RACT Implications  - 

    On August 23, 2019 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took final action for the redesignation of the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Ozone Nonattainment Area (including Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, »

  • Odor Impact Service Offerings Available in Texas  - 

    In an effort to continue providing intelligent environmental and business solutions for Trinity clients in the upcoming year, we are expanding our ambient field study services to better investigate and remediate odor issues throughout Texas. »

  • Representative Gas Samples-State Level Actions  - 

    Operators in oil and gas producing states are seeing some changes when it comes to agencies requesting “representative” or “site specific” gas analyses. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) now routinely requires site-specific gas »

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Utah

  • UDAQ Proposes Maintenance Plans for PM2.5 Nonattainment Areas  - 

    On June 5, 2019, the EPA proposed a Clean Data Determination (CDD) for the Salt Lake City 2006 24-hour PM2.5 Nonattainment Area (NAA) of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Additionally, they finalized the CDDs for the Logan and »

  • Utah DEQ Updating Its ISIP to Include Use of AERMOD  - 

    In order to develop Infrastructure State Implementation Plans (ISIPs) for ozone standards that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would approve, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is applying the EPA's January 2017 »

  • Regional Haze: Utah Finishes 1st Planning Period SIP and Prepares for 2nd Planning Period  - 

    States are currently working with their Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs), such as the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP), to complete the analyses needed as part of the second implementation period for regional haze. The analysis requires »

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Virginia

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Washington

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Washington, DC

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Wisconsin

  • WDNR Debuts New Way to Track Air Permit Progress  - 

    A new progress bar has been added to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Permit Search Tool. The new progress bar, replacing the Permit Milestones table, is displayed at the bottom of the Permits and Permit Applications tab on each »

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Wyoming

  • BLM Wyoming Releases Greenhouse Gas Toolkit, Requires Submission with All APDs  - 

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Wyoming has prepared a toolkit for estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil and gas development. The toolkit estimations should be completed by Wyoming operators and submitted to the BLM, so the »

  • Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board Meeting Jul 15: SO2 Annual Report  - 

    The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board will meet on July 15, 2019 in Room 126 at the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission in Casper. The Air Quality Division (Division) is requesting review of proposed changes to its rules related to landfills, »

  • State Oil Production at Highest Level in 25 Years  - 

    Wells completed in 2018 contributed nearly a quarter of the state's 88 million barrels of oil produced last year, a yearly total that has not been reached since 1993. Natural gas production in 2018 slightly increased from the previous year to more »

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